Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study Research Symposium
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
10:00am – 3:00pm
North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, NC
The purpose of the research symposium was to share the breadth of research happening as part of the Jordan Lake Nutrient Management Study and facilitate dialogue among various stakeholders within the Jordan Lake watershed.
More than 100 stakeholders from throughout the Jordan Lake watershed gathered to hear from researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State. Topics included in-lake factors affecting algal growth, watershed inputs affecting algal growth, integrating scientific findings into modeling efforts, and funding nutrient management efforts.Symposium Agenda
Symposium Presenter Slides
Welcome & Nutrient Management Study Background
In-Lake Factors Affecting Algal Growth
Circulation and Structure of Jordan Lake From Continuous Observations
Harvey Seim, Rick Luettich, Molly Gilchrest, Nadia Frances, Tony Whipple, & Ryan Neve
Nutrient Limitation Dynamics In Jordan Lake Reservoir: Management Implications
Hans Paerl, Nathan Hall, Betsy Abare, Jeremy Braddy, Karen Rossignol, & Randolph Sloup
Cyanotoxin Dynamics in Jordan Lake
Astrid Schnetzer, Marco Valera, Mark Vander Borgh, & Elizabeth Fensin
Funded by the Urban Water Consortium/Water Resources Research Institute
Link to paper: Algal Blooms and Cyanotoxins in Jordan Lake, North Carolina
Table Discussion: Do these findings change your perception of Jordan Lake’s water quality? What implications do they have for managing nutrients in Jordan Lake?
Watershed Inputs Affecting Algal Growth
Development and Infrastructure’s Role in Nutrient Loading Within the Jordan Lake Watershed
Joseph Delesantro, Jonathan Duncan, Diego Riveros-Iregui, Keridwen Whitmore, Joanna Blasczak, Emily Bernhardt, Dean Urban, & Lawrence Band
Sediment Dynamics in Jordan Lake
Brent McKee & Sherif Ghobrial
Integrating Scientific Findings Into Modeling Efforts
Jordan Lake Watershed and Water Quality Modeling to Assess Historical and Projected Eutrophication
Dan Obenour & Sankar Arumugam
Table Discussion: How should these new models shape policy with regards to nutrient management in Jordan Lake?
Collaboration in Watershed Management
Funding Nutrient Management Efforts
Financing Nutrient Management in the Jordan Lake Watershed
Erin Riggs & Evan Kirk
Table Discussion: Which financing approaches are best suited for implementation in the Jordan Lake watershed?